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Bacolod MassKara Festival 2019 Schedule of Activities

Bacolod MassKara Festival 2019 Schedule of Activities

The Bacolod MassKara Festival now has permanent schedule set every fourth Sunday of October. Come and visit Bacolod City!

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The Bacolod MassKara Festival now has permanent schedule set every fourth Sunday of October

MassKara Festival Permanent Schedule

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MassKara Festival now has a permanent schedule so you can make your travel plans already. Photo by Daryl Jimenea. Furnished by Elica Tajanlangit.

The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City approved on final reading last Wednesday, May 24, the ordinance setting the fourth Sunday of October as the permanent schedule of the MassKara Festival highlights.

When is MassKara Festival of Bacolod? Fourth Sunday of October.

Bacolod City Guide

So come and visit Bacolod City for the Masskara Festival in October. Here are some articles that can help you for your trip around the City of Smiles.

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An energetic Masskara dancer in colorful costume and mask for the streetdancing competition. Photo by Daryl Jimenea.

Bacolod City Ordinance Signed

The amended City Ordinance No. 686, Series of 2014 was authored by Councilor Em Ang. It;s entitled “An Ordinance Amending City Ordinance No. 33 Dated October 6, 1987.” It is also known as “An Ordinance Making The MassKara Festival A Permanent Affair In The City Of Bacolod.

The ordinance sets the MassKara Festival schedule during the week closest to October 19. This is the celebration of the Charter Anniversary of the City of Bacolod.

Ang, Tourism chairperson, said that setting a permanent Masskara Festival schedule is needed. This will help people across the world to make travel plans early and more effectively.

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Masskara Dancers give their for the judging at the Bacolod Public Plaza. The Masskara Festival is a month-long event in Bacolod City every October. Photo by Daryl Jimenea.

The permanent schedule will allow balikbayans, OFWs, and Bacolodnons living abroad to schedule their travel and vacation leave. They can do so one year, or even earlier, in advance.

Mayor’s Decision

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday expressed his elation that the SP finally approved his proposal. Setting a fixed date for the MassKara Festival was one of his dreams.

Leonardia said he batted for it because he saw that the MassKara Festival is not just another fiesta where the locals enjoy themselves. It has certainly been elevated to a certified tourist attraction.

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Participants dance on a float for the Electric MassKara Festival. This nighttime event for the Masskara Festival is also much-awaited. Photo by Daryl Jimenea.

If the tour operators and the tourism industry will promote Masskara Festival, they now have a fixed date for the highlight of the celebration. Leonardia said the SP approved the fourth Sunday of the month as the highlight of the MassKara Festival.

Set Bacolod Travel Plans

A travel agent in Guam, Australia or other places, can sell the MassKara of 2019 and 2020 already. They know it is going to be held on the fourth Sunday of October, Mayor added.

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The permanent Masskara Festival schedule is a boon to the tourism industry of Bacolod City. Photo by Daryl Jimenea.

“They don’t have to wait for the official schedules of a particular year to be released.” Leonardia said this step is a giant leap towards establishing the MassKara Festival as a certified world class tourist attraction.

Furthermore, this really saves everyone a lot of trouble. They don’t have to answer queries about when the MassKara Festival highlights are.

Bacolod Masskara Festival 2019 Schedule of Activities

Here is the schedule of activities for Masskara Festival 2019.

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Masskara Festival 2019 Schedule of Activities.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6
8 AM – 5 PMBisperas: Unveiling of Memorial to 40 years of MassKara, an art installation by RJ LacsonBacolod Gov’t. Center Fountain Area,
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 – FESTIVAL OPENING
7:00 PMOpening CeremoniesThe Bandstand, Bacolod public plaza 
Preview of MassKara 2019
*Presentation of MassKara Queen Candidates,
Barangay Streetdance entries
*MassKara and the World: International
Solo Mask Performances from other countries and MassKara dancers
*Fireworks
Open dance floor
Opening of Food and Beer Kiosks, Carnival Sites      Bacolod public plaza, BGC 
St JP II Tower grounds
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
6:00 PMAsian College of Aeronautics Foundation Day CaravanFrom ACA to NOMPAC
2nd Congressman Greg Gasataya Face-off: The MassKara Choreographers Showdown
7 pm Alex John Calumba vs. Joedem Casabuena [Handumanan vs Estefania]Bacolod public plaza
9 pm Ronelo Mabilog vs Agustin Seban [Bata vs Brgy 12]BGC grounds
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
11 AM19th National PESO Congress On going until Oct.11SMX Convention Center
6 PMConcert: Tanchon Serenade Band from South KoreaFountain Area, BGC
2nd CGG Face-off: The MassKara Choreographers Showdown
7 pm Reylan Delicano vs Jao Pastrana [Brgy 5 vs Brgy 4]Bacolod public plaza
9 pm Robert Ruiz vs Raymond Cabrillos [Brgy 3 vs Brgy 39]BGC grounds
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10
2nd CGG Faceoff: The MassKara Choreographers Showdown
7 pm Rommel Murillo vs. Jenru Aloro [Brgy 40 vs Brgy 32]Bacolod public plaza
9 pm Emiljune Bantolo vs. Yuri Delicano[Brgy 16 vs Brgy 6]BGC grounds
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
10 AM – 9 PMBaCon Pop 2 On going until Oct.13Ayala Malls Capitol Central
7:30 PMSMB concert            
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
6:00 AM – 5:00 PMNegros Grace Pharmacy 4th Medical MissionBAYS Center
7:30 PMSMB concert            Bacolod Public Plaza
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
8AM-8PMSmoke 10 Runners Club Bacolod                            MassKara MarathonBGC grounds
10 AMOur Lady of the Holy Rosary Feast Day MassSan Sebastian Cathedral
5 PMOur Lady of the Holy Rosary Feast Day Mass Procession & Culmination RitesSan Sebastian Cathedral
7:30 pmSMB ConcertBacolod Public Plaza
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14
5 AM – 8 AMFocus Direct., Inc. Fun RunMandalagan to Lagoon
5:00 PM2nd CGG Face-off: The MassKara Choreographers ShowdownSan Sebastian Cathedral
7 pm East Day 1 Winner vs East Day 2 WinnerBacolod Public Plaza
9 pm West Day 1 Winner vs West Day 2 WinnerBGC Grounds
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15
2nd CGG Face-off: The MassKara Choreographers Showdown
7 pm East Day 3 Winner vs Segundo Jesus Cabalcar, Jr.Bacolod Public Plaza
9 pm West Day 3 Winner vs William BangcayaBGC grounds
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16
7:00 PMPESO MassKara Job FairBAYS Center
2nd CGG Face-off: The MassKara Choreographers Showdown
7 pm East Day 4 Loser vs East Day 5 Loser              Bacolod Public Plaza
9 pm West Day 4 Loser vs West Day 5 LoserBGC Grounds
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
6:00 PMBana-ag LGBT Queen of Bacolod – Talent NightBGC Grounds
2nd CGG Face-off: The MassKara Choreographers Showdown
7 pm East Day 4 Winner vs East Day 5 Winner  Bacolod Public Plaza
9 pm West Day 4 Winner vs West Day 5 WinnerBGC Grounds
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
6:00 PMBana-ag LGBT Queen of Bacolod – Talent NightBAYS Center
2nd CGG Face-off: The MassKara Choreographers Showdown
7 pm East Day 6 Winner vs East Day 7 Loser Bacolod Public Plaza
9 pm West Day 6 Winner vs West Day 7 LoserBGC Grounds
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
5:45 am – 7:30 amTRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TriUnity Run 2019TCS
1 pm1st Steelwolves MassKara EsportsTNC Plaza
Tournament – Clash of Negros ChampionsAyala Malls Capitol Central
6 pmPerfect Teen MassKara 2019
7:30 PMNights of Mardi GrasBGC grounds
7:30 PMSMB ConcertBacolod Public Plaza
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
1 PM1st Steelwolves MassKara Esports Tournament – Clash of Negros ChampionsTNC Plaza
5 PMMassKara Fashion ShowRobinsons Place Bacolod
7:30 PMSMB ConcertBacolod Public Plaza
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21
7 PMAdventist Medical Center-Bacolod
Legacy of Love Concert
Ikthus Osbron Hall
Sanay Guro!
National Special Program For the Arts Training
DepEd & NCCA 
(On-going until Oct. 25, 2019)
University of St. La Salle
2nd CGG Face-off: The MassKara Choreographers Showdown
7 pm East Day 9 Winner vs East Day 8 Winner              Bacolod Public Plaza
9 pm West Day 9 Winner vs West Day 8 Winner          BGC Grounds
9:00 PMSadya ang MassKara with Mayor Bing Nat’l Fireworks Display Competitions        Bacolod Public Plaza
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22
Opening: MassKara Masks & Costumes ExhibitRobinsons Place Bacolod
5 PMNights of Mardi GrasBacolod Public Plaza
2nd CGG Face-off: The MassKara Choreographers ShowdownBacolod Public Plaza
7 pm East Loser vs West Loser
9 pm East Winner vs West Winner
Championship & Awarding
9 pmSadya ang MassKara with Mayor Bing
Nat’l Fireworks Display Competitions
BGC Grounds
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23
5 PM – 11 PMBacolod For Jesus Worship and Revival
On going until Oct. 25, 2019
BGC grounds
7 PMSearch for MassKara Queen Pageant and Coronation NightAyala Malls Capitol Central
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
6 AM – 5 PM10th Bacolod MassKara Mayor’s Cup
Golf Tournament On going until Oct. 25
Negros Occidental Gold & Country Club
5:00 PM91.9 LOVE RADIO-BACOLOD
1st MassKara Budots Hip Hop Dance Competion
BAYS Center
5:00 PMNights of Mardi Gras         BGC Grounds
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
9 AMMassKara McDonalds Children’s PartyBGC Grounds
2 PMMassKara Jolli Kids DayAyala Malls Capitol Central
6 PMOpening: Electric MassKara Food and Music Festival              
Five Major Concerts. Electric MassKara Performing
Float Parade*
Tourism Strip in Lacson
7:30 PMSMB ConcertBacolod Public Plaza
7:30 PMNights of Mardi Gras FinalsBGC Grounds
10:00 PMSadya ang MassKara with Mayor Bing – Nat’l Fireworks Display CompetitionsTourism Strip in Lacson
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
8 AM – 7 PM2019 Pohang MassKara Badminton International On going until Oct. 27Pohang Badminton Center
2:00 PMStreet & Arena Dance Competition – School CategoryAraneta St. and Bacolod Public Plaza
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM10th Bacolod MassKara Mayor’s Cup Golf TournamentNegros Occidental Golf & Country Club
6:00 PMElectric MassKara Food and Music Festival
Five Major Concerts. Midnight Fireworks.
Float Parade*
Tourism Strip in Lacson
7:00 PMSMB ConcertBacolod Public Plaza
7:00 PMSouth Korea in MassKara: K-Pop ConcertBGC Grounds
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27
2 PMStreet & Arena Dance Competition – Barangay CategoryAraneta St. and Bacolod Public Plaza
6 PMElectric MassKara Food and Music Festival Five Major Concerts. *Tourism Strip in Lacson
7 PMClosing ProgramBGC Grounds
Sadya ang MassKara with Mayor Bing  Nat’l Fireworks Display CompetitionWinners’ ShowdownBGC Grounds
7:30 PMSMB ConcertBacolod Public Plaza
MONDAY, OCTOBER 28
8 PM Choreographers’Night  Bacolod Public Plaza

Updated as of October 3, 2019.

So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now and magkari sa Bacolod MassKara Festival!

Meanwhile, travelers who are fitness buffs, here’s a list of gyms in Bacolod for you. That way, you won’t miss your workouts even when traveling for the Masskara Festival of Bacolod.

Piaya: Bacolod Pasalubong

The piaya, a flat cake with muscovado sugar filling, is a favorite Bacolod pasalubong product. Watch how it is made at Sugarland Piaya and Barquillos here in Bacolod City:

Bacolod Homeschoolers try their hand at making Bacolod piaya at Sugarland Barquillos and Piaya plant.

DOT Accredited Bacolod Tour Guides

For Bacolod and Negros Occidental Tours, contact accredited tour guides and organizers:

Tour Organizer: Viaje Negrense
Email: viajenegrense@gmail.com
Tel. No.: 034-4761153 or 7081462 | Mobile: 0917-3000060

Or these DOT-Accredited Bacolod tour guides:

MARIA CARMEN J. DABAO (Maricar Dabao)
TRG-R06-00002250-2015 | Mobile: 0917-3000060
maricardabao@yahoo.com

LEAH JEAN B. GAZO (Betsy Gazo)
TRG-R06-00002439-2015
Betsygazo_ph@yahoo.com

JENNYLIND D. CORDERO
TRG-R06-00002191-2014 | 0998-5488410
jennylindcordero40@gmail.com

ARTURO L. LACSON
TRG-R06-00002251-2015 | 0932-3541982
arturo_lacson2000@yahoo.com.ph

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